Form of Warrant to Purchase Common Stock issued by Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc

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Exhibit 10.2






Date of Issuance


Warrant No.: 2020-001

August 14, 2020


94,133 Shares of Common Stock

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, this Warrant (this “Warrant”) is issued to KENNETH FRIED (together with his, her, or its assigns, the “Holder”) by ODYSSEY MARINE EXPLORATION, INC., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), pursuant to the Note and Warrant Purchase Agreement dated July 12, 2018, among the Company, the Lender, and certain other investors as amended on October 4, 2018, and as further amended on the date hereof (the “Purchase Agreement”). This Warrant is one of a series of Warrants issued pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, and capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Purchase Agreement.

Section 1. Purchase of Shares.

(a) Number of Conversion Shares. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein and set forth in the Purchase Agreement, the Holder is entitled, upon surrender of this Warrant at the principal office of the Company (or at such other place as the Company shall notify the Holder in writing), to purchase from the Company up to 94,133 Conversion Shares (as adjusted pursuant to Section 4 hereof).

(b) Exercise Price. The purchase price for the Conversion Shares issuable pursuant to this Section 1 shall be $4.67 per share, subject to adjustment pursuant to Section 4 hereof. Such purchase price, as adjusted from time to time, is herein referred to as the “Exercise Price.”

Section 2. Exercise Period. This Warrant shall be exercisable, in whole or in part, during the period commencing on the date the date hereof and ending at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 14, 2023 (the “Exercise Period”).

Section 3. Method of Exercise.

(a) While this Warrant remains outstanding and exercisable in accordance with Section 2 above, the Holder may exercise, in whole or in part, the purchase rights evidenced hereby. Such exercise shall be effected by:



the surrender of the Warrant, together with a duly executed copy of the Notice of Exercise attached hereto, to the Secretary of the Company at its principal office (or at such other place as the Company shall notify the Holder in writing); and



the payment to the Company of an amount equal to the aggregate Exercise Price for the number of Conversion Shares being purchased.

(b) Each exercise of this Warrant shall be deemed to have been effected immediately prior to the close of business on the day on which this Warrant is surrendered to the Company as provided in Section 3(a) above. At such time, the person or persons in whose name or names any certificate for the Conversion Shares shall be issuable upon such exercise as provided in Section 3(c) below shall be deemed to have become the holder or holders of record of the Conversion Shares represented by such certificate.

(c) As soon as practicable after the exercise of this Warrant in whole or in part, and in any event within twenty (20) days thereafter, the Company at its expense will cause to be issued in the name of, and delivered to, the Holder, or as such Holder (upon payment by such Holder of any applicable transfer taxes) may direct:



a certificate or certificates for the number of Conversion Shares to which such Holder shall be entitled, and



in case such exercise is in part only, a new warrant or warrants (dated the date hereof) of like tenor, calling in the aggregate on the face or faces thereof for the number of Conversion Shares equal to the number of such Conversion Shares called for on the face of this Warrant minus the number of Conversion Shares purchased by the Holder upon all exercises made in accordance with Section 3(a) above or Section 4 below.

Section 4. Adjustment of Exercise Price and Number of Conversion Shares. The number and kind of Conversion Shares purchasable upon exercise of this Warrant and the Exercise Price shall be subject to adjustment from time to time as follows:

(a) Subdivisions, Combinations and Other Issuances. If the Company shall at any time after the issuance but prior to the expiration of this Warrant subdivide its Common Stock, by split-up or otherwise, or combine its Common Stock, or issue additional shares of its Common Stock as a dividend with respect to any shares of its Common Stock, the number of Conversion Shares issuable on the exercise of this Warrant shall forthwith be proportionately increased in the case of a subdivision or stock dividend, or proportionately decreased in the case of a combination. Appropriate adjustments shall also be made to the Exercise Price payable per share, but the aggregate Exercise Price payable for the total number of Conversion Shares purchasable under this Warrant (as adjusted) shall remain the same. Any adjustment under this Section 4(a) shall become effective at the close of business on the date the subdivision or combination becomes effective, or as of the record date of such dividend, or in the event that no record date is fixed, upon the making of such dividend.

(b) Reclassification, Reorganization and Consolidation. In case of any reclassification, capital reorganization or change in the capital stock of the Company (other than as a result of a subdivision, combination or stock dividend provided for in Section 4(a) above), then, as a condition of such reclassification, reorganization or change, lawful provision shall be made, and duly executed documents evidencing the same from the Company or its successor shall be delivered to the Holder, so that the Holder shall have the right at any time prior to the expiration of this Warrant to purchase, at a total price equal to that payable upon the exercise of this Warrant, the kind and amount of shares of stock and other securities or property receivable in connection with such reclassification, reorganization or change by a holder of the same number and type of securities as were purchasable as Conversion Shares by the Holder immediately prior to such reclassification, reorganization or change. In any such case appropriate provisions shall be made with respect to the rights and interest of the Holder so that the provisions hereof shall thereafter be applicable with respect to any shares of stock or other securities or property deliverable upon exercise hereof, and appropriate adjustments shall be made to the Exercise Price per Conversion Share payable hereunder, provided the aggregate Exercise Price shall remain the same.

(c) Notice of Adjustment. When any adjustment is required to be made in the number or kind of shares purchasable upon exercise of the Warrant, or in the Exercise Price, the Company shall promptly notify the Holder of such event and of the number of Conversion Shares or other securities or property thereafter purchasable upon exercise of this Warrant.

Section 5. No Fractional Shares or Scrip. No fractional shares or scrip representing fractional shares shall be issued upon the exercise of this Warrant, but in lieu of such fractional shares the Company shall make a cash payment therefor on the basis of the Exercise Price then in effect.

Section 6. No Stockholder Rights. Prior to exercise of this Warrant, the Holder shall not be entitled to any rights of a stockholder with respect to the Conversion Shares, including (without limitation) the right to vote such Conversion Shares, receive dividends or other distributions thereon, exercise preemptive rights or be notified of stockholder meetings, and except as otherwise provided in this Warrant or the Purchase Agreement, such Holder shall not be entitled to any stockholder notice or other communication concerning the business or affairs of the Company.

Section 7. Transfer of Warrant. Subject to compliance with applicable federal and state securities laws and any other contractual restrictions between the Company and the Holder contained in the Purchase Agreement, this Warrant and all rights hereunder are transferable in whole or in part by the Holder to any person or entity upon written notice to the Company. Within a reasonable time after the Company’s receipt of an executed Assignment Form in the form attached hereto, the transfer shall be recorded on the books of the Company upon the surrender of this Warrant, properly endorsed, to the Company at its principal offices, and the payment to the Company of all transfer taxes and other governmental charges imposed on such transfer. In the event of a partial transfer, the Company shall issue to the new holders one or more appropriate new warrants.

Section 8. Governing Law. This Warrant shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of Florida as applied to agreements among Florida residents, made and to be performed entirely within the State of Florida.

Section 9. Successors and Assigns. The terms and provisions of this Warrant and the Purchase Agreement shall inure to the benefit of, and be binding upon, the Company and the holders hereof and their respective successors and assigns.

Section 10. Titles and Subtitles. The titles and subtitles used in this Warrant are used for convenience only and are not to be considered in construing or interpreting this Warrant.

Section 11. Notices. All notices and other communications given or made pursuant hereto shall be in writing and shall be deemed effectively given: (a) upon personal delivery to the party to be notified, (b) when sent by confirmed electronic mail or facsimile if sent during normal business hours of the recipient, and if not so confirmed, then on the next business day, (c) five (5) days after having been sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, or (d) one (1) day after deposit with a nationally recognized overnight courier, specifying next day delivery, with written verification of receipt. All communications shall be sent to the respective parties at the following addresses (or at such other addresses as shall be specified by notice given in accordance with this Section 11):


If to the Company:   Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc.
  205 S. Hoover Blvd.
  Suite 210
  Tampa, Florida 33609
  Attention: Chief Executive Officer
If to the Holder:   At the address set forth on the signature page hereto.

Section 12. Amendments and Waivers; Resolutions of Dispute; Notice. The amendment or waiver of any term of this Warrant, the resolution of any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Warrant and the provision of notice shall be conducted pursuant to the terms of the Purchase Agreement.

Section 13. Severability. If any provision of this Warrant is held to be unenforceable under applicable law, such provision shall be excluded from this Warrant and the balance of the Warrant shall be interpreted as if such provision were so excluded and shall be enforceable in accordance with its terms.

Section 14. Counterparts; Facsimile Signatures. This Warrant may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which will be deemed to be an original copy of this Warrant and all of which, when taken together, will be deemed to constitute one and the same Warrant. The exchange of copies of this Warrant and of signature pages by facsimile or electronic transmission shall constitute effective execution and delivery of this Warrant as to the parties and may be used in lieu of the original Warrant for all purposes. Signatures of the parties transmitted by facsimile or electronic transmission shall be deemed to be their original signatures for all purposes.

[Signature page follows.]

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date above written.




  /s/ Mark D. Gordon
  Mark D. Gordon
  Chief Executive Officer


Acknowledged and Agreed:

/s/ Kenneth Fried



[Signature Page to Warrant]


Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc.

Attention: Corporate Secretary

The undersigned hereby elects to purchase, pursuant to the provisions of the Warrant, [                ] shares of Common Stock pursuant to the terms of the attached Warrant, and tenders herewith payment in cash of the Exercise Price of such Conversion Shares in full, together with all applicable transfer taxes, if any.

The undersigned hereby represents and warrants that Representations and Warranties in Section 6 of the Purchase Agreement are true and correct as of the date hereof.











Name in which shares should be registered:


Appendix A

Outstanding Warrants


(To assign the foregoing Warrant, execute

this form and supply required information.

Do not use this form to purchase shares.)

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the foregoing Warrant and all rights evidenced thereby are hereby assigned to:








(Holder’s Signature)

Holders Address:      

NOTE: The signature to this Assignment Form must correspond with the name as it appears on the face of the Warrant. Officers of corporations and those acting in a fiduciary or other representative capacity should provide proper evidence of authority to assign the foregoing Warrant.